Thursday 11 December 2008

Steal this history of the book

The website of Steal this Film has an archive section where you can watch Elizabeth Eisenstein discussing the journey 'from scribal scarcity to the disruptive text'. Then there's a fascinating interview with Robert Darnton about – shock! – print and censorship in eighteenth-century France. If that isn't enough, there's loads more stuff on the history of copyright and information distribution.